The Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda claimed responsibility, saying they helped al-Balawi with the attack.
On December 30, 2009, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi was picked up by Arghawan, an Afghan who was the chief of external security at Camp Chapman, at the border between Miranshah, Pakistan, and Khost, Afghanistan.
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One of the main tasks of the CIA personnel stationed at the base was to provide intelligence supporting drone attacks against targets in Pakistan.The GID and the CIA thought they had turned al-Balawi to penetrate al-Qaeda in the Pakistani tribal areas to provide intelligence for high-level targets.Instead, al-Balawi used this trust to gain access to the CIA base in Afghanistan unsearched and perpetrate the attack.Trump cited Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday in his latest dismissal of the cyberattacks.Assange had denied Russia was the source of the stolen emails in an interview with Fox News.